METZGAR, Albert E. 1844-1914
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Date: 9/25/2016 at 18:58:03
A. E. Metzgar Laid To Rest
Large Attendance at Funeral Sunday
The remains of the late A. E. Metzgar were laid to rest in the local cemetery Sunday afternoon. The services were held at the Methodist church with Rev. Dilman Smith in charge, at 2:30 in the afternoon and the large building was well filled with friends of the deceased who came out to pay a tribute to his memory.
Albert E. Metzgar was born in Utica, Ohio, on the 14th day of April, 1844, and died at Grundy Center, November 25th, 1914.
While yet in his boyhood he moved with his parents to Fond du Lac, Wis. When the cloud of the civil war grew black and threatening the deceased was a young man with thousands of brave and loyal boys his patriotic heart was fired at the threatened danger to the Union and he quickly responded to the call for help in the hour of the country's need.
At the age of seventeen he enlisted in the 1st Wisconsin regiment and served during the entire war. When the war closed, having faithfully and courageously discharged all his duties as a soldier he returned to his home.
On the 22nd day of August 1871, he was united in marriage with Anna Bairley, at Fayette, Iowa. To this union were born six children, three having passed away in childhood, the three living are Ralph E., of Grundy Center; Mrs. Maude Pinney, of Marshalltown, Iowa; J. Lyle, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In the year 1881 with his wife and family he came to Grundy Center and made his home here ever since. He was a member of the M.E. church, Knights of Pythias and Grand Army of the Republic. Also life president of the Civil War Musicians, a number of whom were in attendance at the funeral.
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 December 1914, pg 1
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